Make Our Children’s Voices Heard at Children’s Summit 2017!
The children of New Jersey need a true champion. As the November 2017 gubernatorial election approaches, the Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) plans on giving them a voice.
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, ACNJ will present Children’s Summit 2017, a program designed to help people advocate for the future of the nearly two million kids who call New Jersey their home, many of them right here in New Jersey’s Heartland.
This election, which will put state leadership in place for the next four years, is taking place in the midst of turmoil in Washington. New Jersey is one of two states electing a new governor and lieutenant governor this year and, with critical federal programs at risk, what happens in New Jersey will have an impact on what takes place on the national stage.
Children cannot vote for themselves nor do they have any political influence, which is why your advocacy is more important than ever. Join us and learn what you can do to help safeguard our kids’ future in this important election. We need caring people at the Children’s Summit 2017 who will stand up and make sure our children’s needs are heard. ACNJ will be calling on state leaders to support measures for school breakfasts while investing in rehabilitation, preventing youth for reaching the juvenile justice system, maintaining funding for abused children and expanding public preschools for disadvantaged children.
The Summit will provide attendees with ACNJ’s voter’s guide, along with information to help you advocate. Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus, the organization that advocates to make children a priority at the federal level, will discuss the Washington, D.C., landscape, as well as its potential impact on programming in the state of New Jersey. A renowned political panel will discuss ways to bring children’s issues to the forefront in this election and the years ahead.
Become part of this worthwhile cause by Registering now for ACNJ’s inaugural Children’s Summit election. For more information, visit https://acnj.org/njvotes4kids/ If you are interested in partnering up with STAND UP FOR CHILDREN, contact Mary Coogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, when our children can reach their full potential, we all benefit from their growth
as contributing members of society!